If Testaccio is the undiscovered Rome, then Ostiense is the undiscovered Testaccio. Its urban metamorphosis hasn’t quite reached the height of its northern neighbour, but co-ed crowds are beginning to recognize Ostiense's restaurant and nightlife scene as the next cool place to coexist. Hidden markets snuggle up to cramped trattorias where waitstaff call out your order rather than ring it in. It's these little enclaves that elevate Ostiense's ever-rising street cred. Add in the neighbourhood's massive train station that ensures easy accessibility, and you'll wonder how Ostiense has kept quiet for so long.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
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Ostiense's Student Body
Green Retreats In Ostiense
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Thomas Toti is a photographer and director of photography. He has been burning film since he was 15 years old. A fascination for different cultures has led him to travel and this passion manifests itself in his work, where he applies a fresh approach to every shoot. He is intrigued by Rome and loved shooting for Airbnb as it allowed him to pay homage to both the city and its tourists.